6 year old boy becomes a CHP Officer for the day

 

Six Year Old

 

A 6-year-old boy with leukemia saw his young dreams come true when he was able to join the California Highway Patrol for a day, even dressing in uniform and helping pull over speedy drivers. Tristan, whose last name was not disclosed, has been battling the illness for three years, Fox 29 reported.

He used a radar gun to monitor traffic and checked out the patrol’s helicopter fleet. “We saw right away that Tristan was an especially brave kid and knew immediately he would make a fine Highway Patrolman; and for one special day, a very special boy became a CHP officer,” the patrol wrote on its Facebook page. “As children, many of us dreamed of being California Highway Patrol Officers. We imagined that one day we would be able to protect others. We stared at the shiny gold star and dreamed of one day becoming a CHP Officer… This little boy dreams of being a CHP Officer when he grows up,” the post said. A video shows Tristan pulling over a “suspect,” who was a fellow officer that drove by too fast. After checking the officer’s license and registration, Tristan tells him to “have a safe day,” and gets ready for more. “He’s stronger than I could have ever been when I was younger,” said Tristan’s dad, who was not identified, according to Fox 29.“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a smile that big.” 

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Michigan State Police on the lookout for distracted drivers

Michigan Distracted Drivers

Michigan State Police on the lookout for distracted drivers

The Michigan State Police Tri-City Post is increasing patrols throughout the month of August in an effort to cut down on distracted driving.  "As motorists are traveling the roadways for the end of summer vacations and back to school shopping, troopers will be out on patrol looking for those not wearing their seat belts and those driving distracted in an effort to keep motorists safe and prevent senseless traffic crashes," a Michigan State Police Tri-City Post news release states.  State police officials say the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has cited driver inattention as the leading factor in most crashes and near crashes. Any non-driving activities that cause a driver to look away from the road should always be avoided, the release states.  Troopers urge drivers to stay alert and offer the following tips to avoid distractions while behind the wheel: 

    • Have your trip planned and know your route before your leave.
    • Put your phone down and do not text, access the internet, watch videos. play games or search using the phone. 
    • Avoid smoking, eating, drinking and reading while driving. 
    • Do personal grooming at home and not in the vehicle. 
    • Ask a passenger to help with activities that may be distracting. 
  • Travel at times when you are normally awake, and always avoid alcohol or other medications that may make you drowsy.

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New Jersey State Troopers Rescue a Dog from a house Fire

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Troopers from the Tuckerton Post of the New Jersey State Police were able to rescue a dog from a fire over the weekend. Late Saturday afternoon, troopers were alerted to a fire on Route 9 at Route 9 in Eagleswood Township. Troopers Thomas Rende and Ryan Labriola were able to save a dog, named Daisy Anchor. Here’s the story from a State Police News Release: When the troops arrived, the rear of the building was already in flames, however they noticed that there was a residential portion of the structure that was not yet fully engulfed . The two troopers immediately entered the residence and found the owner’s dog, Daisy. They were able to save Daisy, an electric guitar, and two amplifiers before flames began to come through the windows as they exited. As you can see in the pics, Daisy is one adorable pooch, and the fire all but destroyed the business. Although the business owner suffered a tremendous loss, luckily no person or animal was seriously injured as a result of the fire.

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Indiana Troopers inspect 300 school buses

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State Troopers inspect FWCS's nearly 300-bus fleet before school begins

The new school year is just around the corner for Fort Wayne Communicant Schools.

To make sure kids can get to school without a hitch, specially-trained officers with the Indiana State Police inspect each and every school bus in the district's nearly 300-bus fleet. They make sure the vehicles are safe and in tip-top shape for students and their drivers. "They are looking for everything from headlights not working, making sure the break systems are working, making sure the buses start, seat belts work, exhaust system everything from front to back, making sure everything is working like it should be... And if it's not, the bus is not allowed to go out and pick up one student," ISP Sgt. Ron Galaviz said. More than 15,000 students within the district ride FWCS buses.

School begins Aug. 15, and officers want to remind you to stop for school buses when they are picking up or dropping off children.

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Kentucky State Police Trooper Saves 3 year old girl.

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A Kentucky State Police Trooper is being hailed as a hero after saving a man and his 3-year-old daughter from flood waters. KSP report at approximately 2:46pm a 911 call was received by Pulaski County from the father. The father told dispatchers he was stuck in his car on Norwood Mount Zion Road in rising flood waters. Trooper Adam Childress was near the area and responded to find the man and his little girl "on the verge of being overtaken by strong flood waters." Trooper Childress put his own life in danger and waded out against the current. KSP says he was able to rescue the child and carried her to safety before helping her dad. Trooper Childress is a 5 year vet with the force and in June was named the 2015 state wide “Trooper of the Year."

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